The accredited courses are suited to people working in or interested in the disability sector, education sector or interpreting. You will learn to communicate visually using gestures, body language and facial expressions. The course is designed to provide you with the ability to sign and read back signing. It also facilitates an understanding of the sociocultural contexts in which the language is used.
So you think you are special and can skip to Certificate IV or the Diploma? Think again. We recommend students complete each course before advancing to the next.
All our courses are delivered in a blended learning model; combination of face to face learning, online and home study.
Recognised Prior Learning (RPL)
Students that have prior training (excluding Sign Language 1 and 2, and Sign Online) may be eligible for formal recognition or a credit transfer. For more information and to check your eligibility, read the policy.
Enrolment in a Deaf Society course does not guarantee that a student will successfully complete their course, or that the student with obtain a particular employment outcome where this is outside the control of the Deaf Society. RTO ID: 91243.
Skills Path Way
- Certificate II in Auslan (PSP20218)
- Certificate III in Auslan (PSP30218)
- Certificate IV in Auslan (PSP40818)
- Diploma of Auslan (PSP51018)
- Diploma of Interpreting (PSP50916)
The next enrolment for Certificate II will be in Semester 1 2020.
PSP20218 Certificate II offers a basic introduction to signing in Auslan and is consistent with the Certificate II level of the Australian Qualifications Framework.
You will develop your ability to give and receive simple information in Auslan in personal, learning, employment, social and community contexts. Certificate II also provides you with the opportunity to apply your knowledge of Auslan structure and sign names in conversation, in a culturally appropriate way.
The next enrolment for Certificate III will be in Semester 2 2019.
PSP30218 Certificate III is consistent with the Certificate III level of the Australian Qualifications Framework and offers the opportunity to learn how to sign using a range of contexts, and includes an understanding of Deaf community principles and practices. You will also develop your ability to use appropriate cultural and Auslan communication skills for problem solving and interactions.
Certificate III provides you with the skills to express and discuss opinions on aspects of the history of Deaf people in Australia, along with using different visual communication skills and communicating concepts when a sign is not known by the person receiving the communication.
The next enrolment for Certificate IV will be in Semester 1 2020.
PSP40818 Certificate IV is designed to provide training in how to sign in a range of unpredictable, more challenging tasks at an autonomous level. You will develop your ability to use Auslan in a range of complex workplace exchanges in personal, learning, employment, social and community contexts.
The course will help you to identify the significant differences between the structures of English and Auslan, specifically in sentence structures, time marking strategies and the features and use of role shift. Certificate IV also provides you with the opportunity to review your own signing and to identify strengths, weaknesses and strategies for improvement with teacher support.
The next enrolment for Diploma will be in Semester 2 2019.
The PSP51018 Diploma of Auslan is designed to provide formal accredited training in Auslan for people who want to become sign language users with skills and knowledge applications across a broad range of technical and/or management requirements.
You will develop your ability to use Auslan in a range of specialised workplace exchanges across personal, learning, employment, social and community contexts. Diploma of Auslan students have the opportunity to use Auslan communication skills for solving of complex, technical and specialised problems and evaluate the impact of particular social factors on linguistic variation.
The PSP50916 Diploma of Interpreting (LOTE-English) is designed to provide formal accredited training in interpreting Auslan/English. This course will develop your skills for interpreting in general dialogue settings, with the potential to interpret in general monologue settings.
The Diploma prepares interpreters for work typically in the community and business domains. The community and business domains will include sectors such as general health, welfare and community services, educational and social contexts, informal business and workplace contexts.